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CRJS 1500 - Introduction to Criminal Justice (HI/BEH/SSC, ETH/CIV RE)
(4.0 cr; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Analysis of criminal justice system. Focuses on police, courts, corrections, and notion of justice in American society.

CRJS 1803 - Directed Studies
(1.0 - 15.0 cr [max 90.0 cr]; Prereq-Instructor consent; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Current topics not covered in regularly offered courses.

CRJS 2100 - Crime and Criminology
(3.0 cr; fall, summer, every year)
Legal definitions of criminal/deliquent behavior. Typologies of crime/criminals. Trends in reported distribution of crime/delinquency within population. Theoretical explanations.

CRJS 2400 - Introduction to Corrections
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1500; spring, summer, every year)
Penology. History, philosophy, programs, policies, problems associated with correctional practice. Topics include probation, prisons, jails, parole, community corrections, alternative sanctions.

CRJS 2500 - Introduction to Policing
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1500; spring, summer, every year)
Development of police in America, past, present, future. Institutional context of police activity. Bureaucratization of police. Professionalization, role of police. Police/community change.

CRJS 2550 - Traffic Law
(2.0 cr; spring, summer, every year)
Motor vehicle/traffic code. Private/commercial vehicle regulations. Licensing regulations.

CRJS 2560 - First Responder
(3.0 cr; S-N only, spring, every year)
Care for traumatic accidents, injuries, medical emergencies. Successful completion of course results in certification as first responder with Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board (EMSRB).

CRJS 3350 - Criminal Justice Administration
(3.0 cr; spring, summer, every year)
Application of leading administrative theories to problems of criminal justice system. Bureaucratic nature of American criminal justice system as complex organization.

CRJS 3455 - Institutional Corrections
(3.0 cr; fall, summer, every year)
Function, structure, operation of American adult/juvenile correctional institutions.

CRJS 3465 - Strategies in Correctional Rehabilitation
(3.0 cr; Prereq-2400; fall, summer, every year)
Treatment philosophies/strategies for supervision, parole, probation. Community-based correctional alternatives. Offender classification. Special offender groups. Treatment, custody, recidivism. Strategies to change offender conduct.

CRJS 3475 - Community Corrections
(3.0 cr; spring, summer, every year)
Intervention strategies as alternatives to institutional corrections in sentencing adjudicated persons. Community corrections, parole, house arrest, restitution, community service. Development of intervention services in support of dispositions.

CRJS 3505 - Judicial Process
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1500; fall, summer, every year)
Criminal justice judicial process. Judicial involvement from pre-arrest warrant issuance to appellate court review. Role/behavior of prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges.

CRJS 3515 - Criminal Justice Ethics
(3.0 cr; spring, summer, every year)
Ethical issues/dilemmas facing practitioners in criminal justice. Students' own ethical questions pertaining to area of interest. Development of solutions to dilemmas.

CRJS 3520 - Natural Resource Law Enforcement Techniques
(3.0 cr; =[NATR 3520]; Prereq-1500, NATR 1233; spring, summer, even academic years)
Methods, procedures, techniques in natural resource field law enforcement work. Natural resource case law. Applicable statutes pertaining to tenets of search/seizure, arrest, surveillance, court system.

CRJS 3525 - Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
(3.0 cr; fall, summer, every year)
Processing/treatment of juvenile offenders. Organization, operations, goals of individuals, agencies, institutions that work with offenders.

CRJS 3530 - Criminal Justice Diversity
(3.0 cr; fall, summer, every year)
Dynamics of class, race, gender as they intersect with crime/justice in the United States. How class, race, gender separately/together influence criminal justice system. Reforms to reduce bias in crime control.

CRJS 3550 - Criminal Investigation
(3.0 cr; Prereq-2500; spring, summer, every year)
Rules of evidence in criminal investigation/court. Relevant issues, legal standards. Principles/techniques in criminal investigation procedures/surveillance.

CRJS 3575 - Critical Issues in Policing
(3.0 cr; Prereq-2500; fall, summer, every year)
Function of law enforcement, roles of police in modern society. Police organizations/officers/work. Critical problems, policing strategies. Dealing with mentally disturbed. Police-minority/-community relations.

CRJS 3804 - Individual Studies
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Instructor's consent; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Topic related to student's major not covered in regularly offered courses.

CRJS 3900 - Criminal Justice Field Placement (Internship)
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Instructor consent; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Observation, participation, and study in selected criminal justice agencies.

CRJS 4315 - Women and Crime
(3.0 cr; fall, summer, every year)
Historical/theoretical perspectives, contemporary trends concerning women and crime. Processing of women by criminal justice system. Women as criminal justice professionals.

CRJS 4390 - Special Topics in Criminal Justice
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; spring, summer, every year)
Independent investigation of topics of special interest related to criminal justice. Topics vary to reflect contemporary criminal justice issues.

CRJS 4435 - Theories of Punishment
(3.0 cr; spring, summer, every year)
Philosophical issues associated with criminal punishment.

CRJS 4510 - Victimology
(3.0 cr; fall, summer, every year)
Criminological examination of victims. Victim reactions. Responses by criminal justice system/other societal agencies.

CRJS 4540 - Criminal Law
(4.0 cr; fall, summer, every year)
Elements of criminal offenses in the United States/Minnesota. Crimes against persons/property. Administration of justice. Cases outline judicial interpretation of criminal law.

CRJS 4550 - Criminal Procedure
(4.0 cr; spring, summer, every year)
Rights of criminally accused, primarily in pretrial stages. Bill of Rights. Constitutional law. Police procedures permissible within confines of federal/state constitutions.


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